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Kids BJJ

Baltimore Martial Arts Kids Competition “Team Xtreme – Renato Tavares” competed at the Junior Grappling Association tournament in Millersville, Maryland Saturday April 16th 2011.

Children Grappling

Baltimore Martial Arts Kids Jiu-Jitsu Team

Baltimore Martial Arts “Team Xtreme” representing Renato Tavares from American Top Team Vero Beach, Florida won the Second place AAA team trophy award Our grappling team consisted of ten children ages 5-13 and beginner to advanced. Team BMAA won numerous gold medals including the “Iron Grappler” cup which was awarded to the grappler (Justin Pyle – 10 matches) who had the most matches for the day. Missing from photo is Kaylin, Tyler and Ryan who had to leave early.

Five year old Lucas Lopez competed in his second tournament with Baltimore Martial Arts. He suffered his first loss in many matches in the “Dragon Open” division. Below is Lucas in action.

Lucas won two gold grappling medals and one silver. Last tournament Lucas won three gold jujitsu medals.

Baltimore Martial Arts will have its own Junior Brazilian Jujitsu tournament on May 21st. Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu travel team will be attending another Junior Grappling tournament on May 28th and The Good Fight on June 11th. We hope you can make it.

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Baltimore Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Wins Junior Grappling

Junior BJJ Brajilian Jujitsu Jiu-jitsu

Gary Berger & Noel Smith pose with Students after winning Team Trophy at the Junior Grappling Tournament in Hagerstown, MD 2011

The Baltimore Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu junior team along with Noel Smith and Noel Smith BJJ competitors win the Double A Team trophy award at the Junior Grappling Tournament in Hagerstown February 5th, 2011.

Several competitors from both teams did outstanding. BMAA BJJ competitors included Parker Brown, Alias Wall, Sonny Csorba, Julian Williams, Jacob Haskins, Rayon Overcast & Justin Pyle. Justin had 15 matches and won the iron man cup. Sonny won three gold medals including the absolute division and the most submissions cup. Julian & Parker both won golds in gi. Rayan, Alias & Jacob won several silvers and bronze medals.

The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy’s junior Brazilian jujitsu competition team is training hard and preparing for a full schedule of competitions in 2011. Future BJJ Tournaments on our itinerary include several tournaments held by Grapplers Quest, Jr. Grappling, the Good Fight, Copa Nova & NAGA.

If you are interested in our junior BJJ competition team or if you would like more information about our kids’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs please call the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy at 410-465-7799. The Baltimore Martial Arts academy has a top notch kids BJJ program along with other junior martial arts programs including Tae Kwon Do, Judo & Karate. Baltimore Martial Arts also has family programs so that Mom and Dad can train and exercise as well.

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Military Dad – Baltimore Martial Arts

I would highly recommend Baltimore Martial Arts Academy for many reasons and from a couple different view points.

As a student – Gary Berger and his staff are experts instructors not only in martial arts but fitness of both mind and body. I have been in the military for 21 years, have lived all over the world and have never seen a gym with so many different courses of instruction. Such a wide array and blending of talent is hard to find and almost impossible in a single school. Patient and professional – I have found these instructors to look at the individual and tailor classes to student needs and goals. The plethora of instructors is simply amazing. I have 3 Aikido instructors my son has 5 different jujitsu instructors and my daughter has 2 different kickboxing instructors – getting all of there collective strengths and experiences – class never gets boring or routine.

As a father – I have two teenagers attending Baltimore Martial Arts Academy and can not imagine a better environment for an extracurricular activity. My Son has attained his black belt in mixed martial arts and is working on belts in both judo and straight jujitsu. He is on the competition team and has competed nationally in numerous grappling and judo competitions – qualifying this year for the judo junior nationals this summer. It has been a great outlet for teenage aggression for both kids and has shown them a positive way to harness energy that would be otherwise wasted. His skills will serve him well in high school as he plays football and wrestles. My Daughter is working on a belt in mixed martial arts and taking kickboxing classes. Not the competitor her brother is I have found the discipline and fitness she is learning will carry on through her entire life. As a father it is good to know that my daughter can defend herself and walks with a confidence that
she may otherwise have not found. My children are the most important thing in my life and my greatest legacy – I feel blessed to have found this gym with such a large group of both male and female role models to help me raise my children and instill the values we all find so lacking in the world today. It is refreshing to find a place where integrity, honor, respect and discipline are not only preached but taught, practiced and expected.

All in all I was lucky or destined to find Baltimore Martial Arts Academy. I have found a family that cares about me and my families well being. I hope all of you are as lucky.

Justin D. Pyle

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